2016-2017 MIT Sloan Application Deadlines, Essay Alternative

by Stacy Blackman Consulting, Jul 5, 2016

MIT sloan deadlines, essayTheMIT Sloan School of Managementhas announced theMBA application deadlinesfor the 2016-2017 admissions season. Theapplication to the full-time MBAprogramwill not include atraditionalessay question this year; instead, the admissions teamhas come up with a new twist for Sloan aspirants.

Round 1

Application due: September 15, 2016

Decision released: December 19, 2016

Round 2

Application due: January 17, 2017

Decision released: April 3, 2017

Round 3

Application due: April 10, 2017

Decision released: May 17, 2017

Essay Alternative

This year, instead of responding to an essay question, we are asking applicants to submit a cover letter along with their resume. Your cover letter is an opportunity to introduce yourself, describe your past successes, and explain why MIT Sloans MBA Program is the right place for you.

Your letter should conform to a standard business correspondence and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Senior Director of Admissions. (250 words or fewer)

Optional Essay:

The Admissions Committee invites you to share additional information about yourself, in any format. If you choose a multimedia format, please host the information on a website and provide us with the URL.

Suggested guidelines:

  • Please keep all videos and media limited to 2:00 minutes total in length.
  • Please keep all written essays to 500 words or less.

The MIT Sloan applicationgoes live on July 11, 2016. Please visit theadmissions websitefor further details and directions.

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